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Higher Court advocate Robert Rode leads the ‘excellent’ team at ABR Solicitors, and is handling an increasing number of POCA and confiscation matters. Rode also handles motoring and general criminal matters. Susannah Proctor and Keith Allen are also recommended.

Cartwright King’s practice is headed by Nottingham-based Mark Hopwell and has a particular expertise in motoring law, as well as representing clients in POCA proceedings. The ‘diligent’ Rachel Baldwin and ‘reliable’ Paul Henocq are also recommended.


GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates

GT Stewart is a specialist crime firm that deals with crime at all levels, offering clients a very high standard of client care. The firm undertakes mainly publicly funded work, although it is developing an increasing private client base.

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Howard & Byrne’s team is headed by Kevin Blount, who specialises in confiscation work. The group includes prison law expert Jacky East and forensic specialist Lee-Anne Robins-Hicks. Colin Byrne has a national reputation for his cross-border bribery and corruption work, and also has an extensive track record in miscarriage of justice issues.

The ‘high-quality’ practice at Howells covers the full range of criminal defence work, with a strong focus on youth crime, extradition and public order offences. Headed by John Gibson, the team includes the ‘very diligent’ Chris Wong and Mary Rose Macadam.

Irwin Mitchell’s group is led by Paul Haycock, who has strong expertise defending individuals in complex investigations and prosecutions.

The ‘outstanding’ team at Lester Morrill Solicitors is headed by the ‘hugely committed’ Philip Goldberg, and includes the ‘utterly dedicated’ Lindsey Lobley.

McCormicks’ group is led by Geoffrey Rogers, who also heads the firm’s corporate crime and risk unit. The team includes associate Helen Taylor and senior associate Peter Minnikin, both of whom have strong Crown Court experience.

Switalskis Solicitors’ ‘highly regarded’ team is led by Rob Casey and includes Keith Whitehouse, who is noted for his ‘wealth of experience’.

GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates’ team includes Murray Schiffeldrin and Ben Tighe, who joined from Qamar Solicitors LLP and has strong expertise in police powers.

Qamar Solicitors LLP is led by founder Qamar Islam and includes High Court advocate Anastasis Tasou.

Tates Solicitors has extensive experience representing clients before the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Supreme Court.

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